Winter Snowshoe Walk

When: 
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Description: 

Thanks for everyone’s interest. Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT.

We will let you know if and when we are able to schedule a second session.


Two of our local alums, Jason Gomberg and Crystal Shen, have made arrangements for a winter snowshoe event for us!

We’ll be going out on a guided 90 minute walk. Join this 1 mile loop that winds through opulent old-growth forest. Elevated up on the snow-pack, you’ll enjoy experiencing the middle-canopy of the trees. You’ll see normally hidden lichens, fungus, winter birds and mammals. Discover what critters made those mysterious tracks and what exactly are all those tiny black insects flipping around on the snow! We’ll guide you through this winter hike at a moderate pace and with interesting winter ecology facts you can impress your friends and family with.

Suggested donation: Adults $15, youth 16 and under $10

To make your reservation, click on the link, choose the 90-minute program, then the Feb. 17, 11:30 walk (it may say full, but select it and you’ll be able to enter the code). Use the reservation code GOBLUE to reserve a spot.

What you’ll need on the 90 minute walk:

  • Water
  • Clothing: Appropriate for the weather that day. Dress in layers you can remove easily as you heat up.
  • Footwear: Preferably boots (hiking, winter, snowboard).
  • Optional Stuff: Snacks, Camera.

Snowshoes are provided.

Driving Directions:

Drive I-90 to Exit 52, stay to the right after you exit the freeway. The Visitor Center is about 2 blocks off the freeway on the right side of the road.

Where: 
Snoqualmie Pass
69805 SE Snoqualmie Pass Summit Road
WA
US
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Member Archive
Recap: 

It went well!

The weather, and the resulting driving restrictions, did put a bit of a damper on attendance. We wound up with like 15 people. But the Forest Rangers led a great tour; they were really engaging and informative. The trail for the 90-minute walk was very manageable, even for the alums who were first-time snowshoers. The feedback that Crystal and I received was very positive; multiple people said they would do it again if we organized future outings.

If I were to organize another outing, I would try to seek out alums with 4-wheel drive vehicles first, and then try to manage carpooling more actively. The ski shuttle is another option.

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